India-UN Capacity Building Initiative
India and the United Nations launched a joint capacity building initiative for the Global South. The "India-UN Capacity Building Initiative" aims to share India's development experiences, best practices and expertise with partner countries in the Global South through capacity building and training programmes.
The 'India and UN Capacity Building Initiative' was launched in the presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at an event titled 'India-UN for Global South Delivering for Development'. The 78th UNGA President Dennis Francis also attended the event.
This initiative builds on the extensive cooperation in development and capacity building that India already has bilaterally with partner countries. This initiative also complements the India-UN partnership in the form of the 'India-UN Development Partnership Fund', which has developed a portfolio of 75 development projects in 61 countries over the last six years. As part of this initiative, the UN India team and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will partner to leverage India's platform for technical and economic cooperation. A Joint Declaration of Intent was exchanged today between the United Nations Resident Coordinator in India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
This initiative will also advance the development-relevant deliverables of India's G20 Presidency. These include a G20 action plan to accelerate progress on the SDGs, technological transformation and building digital public infrastructure.